Drafters are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Drafters was $54,464 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Drafters by wage are Chemical technicians, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, and Health diagnosing & treating practitioners, all other.
Drafters are part of the Architecture & engineering occupations, along with Architects, except naval, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, Aerospace engineers, Chemical engineers, Civil engineers, Computer hardware engineers, Electrical & electronics engineers, Environmental engineers, Biomedical & agricultural engineers, Industrial engineers, including health & safety, Marine engineers & naval architects, Materials engineers, Mechanical engineers, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, Drafters, Engineering technicians, except drafters, and Surveying & mapping technicians
The top 3 locations that employ the most Drafters are El Dorado Hills PUMA, CA, Sterling Heights City PUMA, MI, and Jackson County PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Drafters are Sterling Heights City PUMA, MI, Jackson County PUMA, MI, and El Dorado Hills PUMA, CA.